• Driver arrested after fatal crash into pedestrians

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    KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. -  

    A driver was arrested on vehicular assault and homicide charges after a woman was killed and a man was critically hurt in a crash near Bremerton early Wednesday.

    26-year-old Daniel Jordan Luckie Krogman is now charged on one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault. He is in jail on a $500,000 bond.

    Kitsap County deputies said shortly after 2 a.m., Krogman was in a Subaru Legacy sedan was traveling northbound on Tracyton Boulevard Northwest when he struck two pedestrians who were crossing the street near the 5500 block of Tracyton Boulevard, near the former Tracyton Elementary School.

    A 23-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as Alana Kemppainen-Cartwright.

    A 25-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he is in critical condition.

    Krogman stopped and was arrested by Kitsap County deputies.

    The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as a drunken driving crash.

    Friends and family of those involved said all parties were at Krogman’s going-away party at the Tracyton Tavern, which ended early Wednesday morning. Krogman’s girlfriend told KIRO 7 the victims are not friends of Krogman’s, but likely acquaintances who attended the same party.

    Neither the driver nor his two passengers were injured.

    A probable cause statement said Krogman had a “dazed appearance, smelled of intoxicants and had red/watery eyes.”

    The statement continued to say Krogman told deputies he drove because he thought he was the "least intoxicated person" in the group.

    Krogman told deputies he believed he was going 35 mph, which he thought was the speed limit, according to the document. The actual speed limit where the collision occurred is 25 mph.

    Deputies also wrote that Krogman failed some field sobriety tests and later admitted he had consumed two pints of beer and two double shots of vodka while drinking at the tavern.

    Krogman’s mother, Cynthia Luckie, said she will support her son.

    “This was a horrible, tragic nightmare that each one of us would like to wake up. That young girl – God bless her family,” Luckie said.

    She also said that pictures of her son partying show only a persona used to market his band.

    “Dan is a sweet, Christian young man, with a lot of piercings and tattoos. And please don’t prejudge him,” she said.

    Jessica Fisher, a cousin of victim Alana Kemppainen-Cartwright, described her as “The most kind-hearted, fun, spunky, always happy.”

    Kemppainen-Cartwright’s godmother told KIRO 7 she was hoping to become a dental hygienist. Her family lives close to where she was hit, and they believe she was walking home from the tavern.

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